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Contracts: are electronic signatures valid?


The cost of auto-renewal

There are rules that govern the use of so-called auto-renewal contracts yet they are still costing small businesses millions of pounds every year. Do you need to pay closer attention? More...


Has the contract been “frustrated”?

Another company wants you to accept new, but less favourable, terms of business. It says that a refusal on your part will amount to “frustration” meaning that it can end the contract automatically and walk away. Is this correct? More...


Contracts and variation in writing clauses

Your lawyer has suggested a clause in your contracts which says “any amendments must be made in writing and signed by both parties”. Why is this potentially dangerous and what would be much better? More...


Disagreements and friendly discussion clauses

In two separate cases the parties had a contractual clause which said they would first attempt to resolve any disagreements via a friendly discussion. Should you have a similar clause in your contracts? More...


Contracts: only binding if it’s signed?

You’ve been sent a draft commercial contract and underneath the words “accepted by” is a box for your signature. Surely your business will only be bound by the terms and conditions once you’ve signed on the dotted line? More...


Verbal agreement to purchase shares: is it binding?

Let’s suppose that you’ve entered into verbal negotiations regarding the purchase (or sale) of shares in a private company, but there’s no written share purchase agreement yet. Are the discussions legally binding? More...


Contracts: do you need a signature in ink?

Despite increasing pressure to go paperless, many smaller companies still print out documents in order to obtain a customer’s signature in ink. Do you really need to do this or is there an easier way? More...


How to make a non-binding settlement offer

For commercial reasons, the directors want to settle a long-running dispute with a third party. How can they ensure that the company won’t be bound by the settlement offer when it’s put in writing to the other side? More...


Contractual indemnity: limiting your risks

The company is chasing a new contract and has been asked to provide the other side with an indemnity. What is this exactly and can the directors do anything to try to limit the company’s exposure? More...
Last updated: 22.05.2020

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